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by hurricane sandy now back together. ♪ thanks to a little help from the next generation. >>> good evening, much of the world's attention today was focused on a horrific tragedy in brazil, the death toll tonight at least 230 after a fast-moving fire broke out in a crowded nightclub. officials say too many people and too few exits turned the club into a death trap after a rock band's pyrotechnics apparently ignited the ceiling. many patrons were left unable to get out, overwhelmed by the smoke, and in some cases, the flames themselves much the circumstances are eerily similar to some other deadly nightclub fires the past several years, including one in this country. today's tragedy happened in the southern brazilen university town of santa maria. nbc's mike taibbi reports. >> reporter: the kiss nightclub was packed with the usual saturday night crowd when at 2:00 in the morning, a disaster. the ground floor was filled with smoke. club security initially blocked several emergency exits, thinking patrons were leaving without paying and that left only a few ways out. in the ensuing panic, many
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. that includes 7 cents a share of negative impact about a because of superstorm sandy, because of those recovery efforts. what was the estimate, joe? >> i mean, the number that they're -- that we're seeing reported by reuters are -- i don't know whether that's yearly or what, but they're taughting fourth quarter of 1.48. >> fourth quarter, 38 cents. >> i saw that, but -- >> even with the seven cents back in, the estimate was 50 cents. >> this must have a lot on other stuff in it. the one that is sitting on the wire. we're getting some news from the company itself. but yeah, there is a -- does that include did they sell something or have a big gain? they might have. what did you -- >> 38 is what they say, plus the 7 cents. >> that is still below. >> below what the street would have been looking for and -- >> i doubt if they're going miss by -- you know, as stable a company as verizon is -- >> although the company is saying they were positioning themselves for growth in 2013. the story is the verizon sees opportunities in the fourth quarter to improve profits for 2013 means they probably threw a l
. >> the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school show that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me we could not have stopped that shooter. even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> but vice president biden downplayed the need for an asalts weapons ban thursday. he said those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you'd call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> and even sponsors of the bill acknowledge an assaults weapons ban is a tough sell on capitol hill. >> we owe it to our constituents and our country to try. >> the nra calls the feinstein bill a wrongheaded approach and said gun bans don't work. now, the original passage of the assault weapons ban in 1994 is blamed for costing the democrats both control of the house and the senate because they supported it. so you can see, anne-marie, just how tough this battle is going to be
of sandy. >>> the husband and brother of a new york woman who's been missing in turkey are in en route to find her. a 33-year-old more of two was traveling alone to fulfill her photography dream. her passport and medical documents were found in her istanbul hotel room. they created this website dedicated to tracking her down. >>> argo winning the top prize at the screen actors guild awards. other big winners jennifer lawrence as best actress. and daniel day-lewis for his portrayal of america's 16th president in "lincoln." >> it occurred to me that it was an actor that murdered abraham lincoln. and therefore somehow it's only fitting every now and then an actor tries to bring him back to life again. >> on the television side the stars of 30 rock alec baldwin and tina fey winning for best actor and best actress in a comedy series. >> you have to see this video of a little boy being rescued from a flooded pickup truck. the story behind this video coming up right after a real quick break. clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than
bear plunge. it is underway with the super plungers at sandy point state park, and that is where our very own rob roblin is standing by. robby, you have done the supper plunge. you know how hard it is. tell us about it. >> well, we have adam hays. just got back from l.a. you spent time in greece. we were there when you left carrying the torch. the torch ran all through the company. what an ambassador for special olympics and what a great athlete and a good friend. how are you doing, adam? >> great. >> you are doing the super plunge again. how are you feeling? >> great. jumping in every hour. >> for special olympics athletes for all of them to see all the support, the people coming out and raising the money. what does it mean to you? >> it just makes me so happy to see that everyone cares about special olympic athletes and wants to make us feel like we're no different than anybody else. >> and you're not actually, you are, a lot better than most people, you know that? in my opinion. [laughter] you know adam is such a wonderful friend. your mom and dad are great and brother, adam, such
. >>> a busy week ahead on capitol hill. on monday the senate will vote on the $50 billion sandy aid bill, and then on tuesday a committee could vote to confirm senator john kerry as secretary of state setting up a full senate vote in early february. wednesday the ceo of the national rifle association will testify at a hearing on gun violence along with gabby giffords husband mark kelly, and thursday is the confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. >>> the capitals in town at the verizon center today looking for their first win of the young season against the buffalo sabres. jason pugh has highlights coming up in sports. >>> plus, time running out for these puppies training to be service dogs. why their classes need a new home. >>> and did you get an e-mail from facebook about a cash settlement? don't delete it just yet. it could be >>> one of the boeing 787 dreamliners that caught fire earlier this month had been this the air less than three weeks. the ntsb gave an update on its investigation today. it says the plan had logged less than 200 flight hours before one o
. president obama called for lawmakers to renew the ban after the massacre at sandy hook in newtown, connecticut. senator feinstein says the issue is also very personal for her. remember, she became mayor of san francisco in 1978 after a gunman shot and killed the mayor at city hall. >> once you have been through one of these episodes, once yous like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons, i think. >> shepard: the assault weapons ban expired almost a decade ago and tonight a spokesman for the nra says there is no need to renew it because gun bans do not work. >>> shannon bream live in d.c what would this new bill do exactly. >> it would ban the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of 157 specific guns, along with a broader group of other guns that would meet a new lower threshold for classifying a firearm as an assault weapon. there would be numerous bans on various high capacity magazines and beefed up background checks on the sale and transfer of all assault weapons. vice president joe biden said today assault weapons aren't necessary for personal prote
] >> reporter: they required background checks for all gun sales and clips. after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school, eleanor holmes norton said the onus is on ordinary citizens to get involved. >> no more meaning. -- moaning. it's time to do something about it. >> in the crowd, some people did not agree with all gun checks. >> this will not work. >> reporter: what will make a difference? >> prosecute guys committing the crimes. >> reporter: a minister askedd crowd to pray in the direction of the white house for success of the obama administration's efforts to -- administration's efforts to control guns. arne duncan reminded participants it's going to take more than prayer. >> we'll do everything to make sure we pass legislationha makes our children, our families and our communities safer, but we can't do it by ourselves. we need all of you, if we stay together, nothing can stop us. can you so much and god bless. thank you. >> reporter: a spokesman for the nra did not have an immediate response to the rally. in the past, the nra opposed any further restrictions on gun sales. laura.
by superstorm sandy. >> dupont 2013, a cautious year with the slow growth world economy. how worrisome are those comments from the economic bellwether. >> j & j exceeds estimates. the full year forecast a bit below the streets, as investors pay close attention to new ceo alex gorsky. >>> the dow component reporting fourth quarter numbers of 38 cents. that was well below estimates. verizon said the results were impacted by superstorm sandy. we're just getting details now, david, on activations on things like the iphone, 6.2 million, not too shabby. >> the problem was not necessarily activations, carl. the key is simply that margins came in even worse than had been anticipated. this, after the company already guided them down a bit at the consumer electronics show a couple of weeks back. and there, of course, you're talking about operating koose i higher than anticipated. investors may be a little concerned today when you take a look at that chart there. now, listen, to carl's point, they're adding a lot of customers. they're activating a lot of devices. we talk often about the subsidy for the app
's happening right now with the rebuild from hurricane sandy that's going to start in q2? >> well, we had a very strong quarter in oriented as well as lumber. i don't think that was directly tied to hurricane sandy. it takes some time to really be able to respond to a calamity of that nature. but there will be a lot of rebuilding that will take place. we're positioned to take advantage of that. and there will be demand for all of those products. the challenge in every single case will be building that infrastructure back. but that will put some extra pressure on the housing market as well as just the general recovery that we're expecting this year. as we reported this morning, our estimate is that we would see housing starts recover in 2013 to about a million starts. that's a 30% increase off of last year. and in 2012 was up about 30% from 2011. so we're starting to see rebuild. but it's still very low levels compared to long-term trend needs for probably a million five to a million seven starts in this country. >> dan, the housing market can be the engine of a serious recovery because of
i went down the mountain. and had to slide. waitdz too -- too sandy. couldn't get 10 feet from him. and had to come get both of us. >> after hanging on the side of the cliff about half an hour, gail and koa were pulled to safety. officials recommend if your dog goes after the cliff you'll probably get stuck, too. >> today we've got a first look at the repair work happening on the bay bridge and extent of the damage. abc 7 news is live for us. heather this video makes it easy to understand why this work is so involved and costly. >> yes. it's part of the bridge that is usually resofsh serve forward seals and occasional oil tanker. while standing here waiting to talk to you. live, this light show started on the bay bridge. so it would be an obvious omission here if we didn't talk about this for just a moment. this is a test that we believe is of this light show being billed at the largest light sculpture made out of l.e.d.lights and this is we believe is a test tonight. i will tell you that the fender repair is going on at the last pier before yerba buena island, being done by the sa
air also making life tougher for victims of superstorm sandy. many still don't have even the basic utilities to heat their home since the storm struck. susan candiotti is joining us from staten island. you spoke with a resident there who still can't go home. is that a problem for many? i mean, what is life like for these people now? >> reporter: it is a problem for people here on staten island. you see that even now, a few months after superstorm sandy hit, there is still demolition work going on, removing debris. a lot of people, as you said, are still living in their homes without the basic necessities. some of them simply don't want to leave. they want to stay put among their own belongings. there are places that can get help while they're waiting repairs to begin. larry gonzalez has a problem at his house because he believes it should be demolished and is in an argument with the city that thinks it can be repaired. fema and the like. heating oil poured into the house when a storm surge came and filled his basement with like four feet of water. he's getting really frustrated. >>
to help victims of sandy. lawmakers new york, new jersey and connecticut say it's urgently needed. sandy hit the east coast last october killing 140 people and destroying homes and businesses. the house passed the emergency relief bill last week. >>> storm victims in new jersey will have to meet new standard when's they rebuild their homes because for the first time in 20 years the federal emergency management agency has updated the flood maps for the jersey shore. that is now a higher risk zone. new jersey governor said that property owners will see a benefit. >> you will see lower insurance costs in the long run. if if run. if you don't meet new stand standards you will be less safe. >> it was the sound of cheering for gay couples in rhode island late last night. the house passed legislation that would allow same sex couples to get married. it's not official just yet. it must go through the senate. right now rhode island is the only state in new england that doesn't allow same sex couples to get marry. >>> the founder of facebook wants to help a friend keep his job as governor. they
he called the worst day of his presidency, when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentions this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. protecting our children from harm. >> reporter: the public is behind the president on some proposals. gun show background checks, an owner database. but a ban on assault weapons appears unlikely, as republicans push back. >> this is not designed to actually solve the problem of violent crime. this is designed to assuage liberal partisans. >> reporter: it's not just republicans. the white house admits not all democrats are on board. >> i do think things have changed since newtown. we're going to twist the arms of democrats and republicans and engage the american people in this debate. >> reporter: david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> as inauguration festivities get under way, the nation is pausing to pay tribute to martin luther king jr. community leaders and celebrities got a jump on things in washington with an annual wreath laying ceremony. >>> and m
in a gun clip than with banning assault weapons. he said that might have slowed down the gunman at sandy hook elementary. >> if it took longer, maybe one more kid would be alive. >> meanwhile, senator dianne feinstein unveiled her bill yesterday surrounded by police chiefs, mayors and crime victims. it would ban the manufacture, sale, and transportation of 157 types of guns and also lower the threshold for other guns to be classified as assault weapons. the bill would ban high capacity magazines and beef up background checks. critics say the bill won't make it out of congress. >>> to world news now, more threats from north korea. the communist regime says south korea participates in sanctions, it could face war. it calls the united states its sworn enemy. >>> in the meantime, investigators with the ntsb found two problems with the dreamliner. they say the batteries show signs of short circuiting and found chemical overheating and a reaction called thermal runway. they are still testing the batteries at the ntsb lab in d.c. the dreamliner is the most technically advanced plane in the worl
so much. lori: one thing hurricane sandy taught us most gas stations can run out of gas in a disaster. you would think that would force an immediate shift to electric vehicles. the liz claman continues her coverage at davos, switzerland, at the world economic forum to rev up the discussion when if ever people will flock to all electric vehicles. liz: if you had to pick the biggest believer in the electric car revolution it would have to be guy sitting next to me, carlos ghosn, chairman and ceo of nissan-renault. can i call it a revolution? >> it is a revolution. it is happening. a revolution you don't always control the time but we're getting there. >> when you say getting there, you cut the price of the nissan leaf by 6,000 u.s. dollars. does that mean we're not that much there that you don't have to add a little incentive? >> this is something we foreseen from the beginning. we relocated production to the united states. we used to shift the cars and batteries from japan. unfortunately with the yen, production coming out of japan is the expensive. now that it is located in the united
see what happened in that tragedy at the sandy hook elementary school why were people moved by those children being hurt? >> guest: why aren't white people as concerned about the death of a black child as we are about the death of a black child? that is one of the fundamental issues that we still address. we have had situations where assault weapons are used on a weekly basis, a monthly basis and their urban areas and the victims are black children. >> host: 2,000 children, black children were murdered on the south side of chicago and a seems to have mattered more that they were killing each other than that they were children who were dead, and it doesn't seem to be the uproar in the country. in our community -- >> guest: but that's where we are as the nation. i think most americans, black and white, all races understand that we are not the equal nation that -- >> host: that we say we are. >> guest: that there is still a reluctance to address that issue and understand that part of it comes from the problem of school education as if white children are in inferior schools there is acti
murdered, yet we all see what happened in that tragedy at the sandy hook elementary school why were people moved by those children being murdered? >> guest: people are as concerned about the death of a black child and as they are about the death of a black child that is one of the fundamental issues that we still address. we have had situations where assault weapons are used on a weekly basis in their urban areas and the victims are children. >> host: 500 people in 2012 for murder, black people were murdered on the south side of chicago and seems to matter more that they are killing each other in their children are dead and it doesn't seem to be the uproar in the country even in our community about it. >> guest: but that's where we are as a nation. most americans black-and-white and of all races understand the we are not the equal nation that we say we are. but there's still a reluctance to address that issue and understand that part of it comes from if you put one of the laws of school education is that white children are an inferior schools. >> host: there's action. >> guest: there's act
of last month's deadly rampage at sandy hook elementary school where a young man in body armor shot his way into the school and went from classroom to classroom, killing 26 first graders, teachers and administrators. in lafayette the new handles will replace the current type on some 200 doors that now lock only from the outside using a key. the cost of the change is about $60,000. parents we talked with seem to think it was a common sense approach to beefing up security on campuses that are typically wide open. >> i guess it makes sense if it is for the kids safety. it seems like dollars well spent. >> reporter: lafayette isn't the only school district moving to beef up security. down the road they are looking at new locks that can be locked from the inside. mccornelin martinez they adopted a new policy that they remain locked during the school day. >>> more are to come here tonight. is still ahead, manti te'o talks exclusively with abc's katy couric why he lied about his fake dead girlfriend. >>> 18 years since the 49ers won the super bowl. as for a repeat the team says they are taking
but officers and officers being safe so they can protect our citizens. >>reporter: in the week since the sandy hook elementary shooting in connecticut there has been a lot of talk about banning assault weapons. and east bay gun dealer tells me there has been one other impact. sales of assault style weapons up 300 percent. in oakland, 7 news. >> with boeing and airline officials trying to assure travelers of the safety of the world newest jet liner the government today says disaster might have been averted. national transportation safety board safety board show the battery. the agency says it spewed electric from light shortly after the plane landed in boston early this month. tonight the ntsb says the back up protection in those battery failed. >> unprecedented event. we are very concerned. as i mention in the beginning, we do not expect to see fire events on board aircraft. >>reporter: she's speaking about 2 incidents that fire aboard sky pan airlines aircraft in boston at logan international airport as well as smoke incident aboard a plane flying over japan. after that the faa ground
senator dianne feinstein and she thinks most americans are behind her. >> sandy hook, i think, really destroys all of the kind of tales that it's nra is trying to weave about young people and guns. >> reporter: president obama revealed in an interview with the new republic, he takes guests skeet shooting all the time and "i have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this condition for generations and i think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake." we heard from congressman paul ryan this morning. >> let's go beyond this debate and get deeper. what's our policy on mental illness? what's going on in our culture that produces this kind of thing? and i hope we don't skip past that and bring out political ideas that recycle failed policies of the past. >> reporter: ryan's republican colleagues, congresswoman marsha backburn says -- >> doing a so-called assault weapons ban is going after a symptom and as teachers have said to me, don't focus on whatever is the weapon. get to the root cause. >> reporter: senator feinstein said she doesn't expect
informaciÓn. y es tal el terror tras la masacre en sandy hook, que una madre pagÓ 12 mil dolares para que el colegio de su hija estÉ protegido, el policÍa estarÁ 6 horas al dÍa. >>> y cambiando de tema, son impactantes las imÁgenes de una mujer que callo a los rieles de un metro. >>> todo transcurre en una concurrida estaciÓn del tren de madrid, cuando sufre un desmayo y cae de boca, un policÍa se percata de lo ocurrido y no duda en lanzarse para darle socorra, carga a la mujer y con la ayuda de otras personas logron apartarla de las vÍas, el chofer detuvo el tren a tiempo al ver que varias personas le hacÍan seÑas. la mujer fue atendida por un mÉdico que estaba en la estaciÓn, esperan que se recupere. y otro policÍa intentÓ ayudar a una mujer que era golpeada por un sujeto, pero saliÓ mal parado, es que el abusador que intentaba subir a la joven a la fuerza lo atacÓ con una lluvia de puÑos, luego otros arremetieron contra Él, los agresores terminaron bajo arresto. y se abre las cicatrices de muchos menores abusados. desde los Ángeles salvador duran nos dice que de que se
like sandy hook elementary. technology, medicine, and the fundamental understanding of our universe. every day i am left in awe at how much we are able to achieve, and heartbroken over the uncertainty, we see opportunity. and we all feel a profound responsibility to our children and our grandchildren. we have a spirit of innovation here in washington that haswe are not done. [applause] a new world economy is emerging from the depths of this recession, and while its contours and relationships are not fully understood to us, we do know two things, one. with our uniquely powerful fusion of values and talents, washington state has the potential to lead the next wave of world-changing innovations. two. the world will not wait for us. global competition for the jobs of tomorrow. leading this next wave of growth entitlement. we must move, swiftly and boldly, to put this recession behind us, and bring forward a unique economic strategy that much." today, i'd like to share my vision of the path ahead. i know that to achieve this vision we must all work together. democrat and republican, hous
. >> it did not mention the sandy hook elementary school shooting, simply say that the gun category is under review after recent consumer and merchant feedback. >> the gunman deal on hold include those for shooting ranges and clays shooting as well. >> we will take a break. >> 7:21 a.m. on the clock. a shot of the 101 near the 87 interchange. it is back up a bit with the meter lights. san jose 37 warming up to 64 this afternoon. t. but att hillsilre frem, cm,kin. right ghon the tot aot the teatn roted teicesic it's why w everyveatchatf ouf rm rrmsed serkeyrk turns rnmeremeandwanh inh methmegg ...wait air itr .mes.mriziri.. methmegg ...wait hillhishire irrm.rmi.. methmegg becabee ite rth rting inght.gh >> new this morning, more than one-fifth of u.s. students failed to get a high-school diploma in four years. but the good news is that they are eventually getting their diplomas. >> a new study from the u.s. department of education finds a national high school graduation rate is at the highest since 1976. >> the study finds the dropout rate for male students was 3.8%. for females, it just unde
superstorm sandy, he said the issue must be addressed. >>> home improvement giant lowe's plans to hire 54,000 part-time workers this spring and will also add 9,000 permanent part-time jobs. the company says it's looking to beef up staff around peak shopping times. >>> we're watching shares of apple dive, i mean dive today following an earnings report that fell short of analyst expectations. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange and you prekik d predicted this and as always you were right. >> reporter: as always. we're watching apple shares drop like a rock down 11%. we look at what apple said in its earnings after the bell. they cannibalized themselves. people wound out buying lower priced products, instead of buying the iphone 4, more bought the iphone 4 or 4s. instead of the ipad they bought the ipad mini. apple reported record profits. they sold 48 million iphones in the latest quarter, more than half a million iphones sold every day in october, november, and december combined. you look at their ipad sales almost 23 million ipads sold. apple sold 12.6 million ipods so as much
about a double whammy. new yorkers who made minimum home repairs after superstorm sandy may not have enough heat. >> we are just freezing here. >> reporter: one raezing warming centers are springing up in cold weather cities. giving the most vulnerable young and old some relief. >> i haven't had heat -- hot water and heat for three days. yesterday was a little bit of heat came on. only heat we got was in the bathroom. in syracuse, a heavy downfall, lowering visibility, giving snow blowers a workout, making it tough for postal carriers to get from house to house. >> hopefully the driveway will already be plowed when i get back. >> reporter: in iowa city, iowa, just one degree above zero. a dog shelter begging for help after a heating broke down. extra blankets needed to keep the cement floor warm for man's best friend. >> it's a stressful environment. >> reporter: outside pittsburgh when a water main broke in the middle of the night, single digit temperatures gushing watt near a sheet of ice. subzero temps aren't all bad if you like ice boating. skimming across the ice at speeds of up
, that's find. we have hurricane sandy to worry about. i'm not in favor of anything. but given that, i think the media should have been fair. you can't get me on that one. jim? [laughter] jon: all right. jim? >> well, i would just say this, that, for example, the way they treated mrs. obama's clothing and the clothing of the girls and stuff, they then talked about what a great deal this is, and this is abc again last night about how wonderful it is these fashion deciphers will get rich -- designers will get rich. it was exactly the kind of thing they wouldn't have done for laura bush, barbara bush or nancy reagan -- >> whoa, whoa, nancy reagan they would have done it. >> everything she does is wonderful, and it's incredibly expensive, all the better because that's just good for jobs and the economy and some fashion designer who's lifted from obscurity. that is biased, and even you, ellen, you admit it. >> well -- jon: some differences in the ways the two parties' candidates or presidents get covered. we're going to have to leave it there. jim, ellen, thank you both. >> thank you. arthe
descended on the northeast. it is making life especially tough, but thousands of superstorm sandy victims living in damaged homes in new york and new jersey. >>> northern new england is seeing more subzero numbers, and temperatures are below freezing as far south as north carolina. this is what it looks like in boston this morning where it's in the low single digits. further south it's also chilly in new york central park, and that's where we find terrell brown. terrell, good morning. >> reporter: charlie, norah, good morning to you both. yeah, it is a whop 1g 2 degrees here in central park this morning. the temperature is one thing, but as we stand out here, the winds are starting to pick up too. that's the big thing. windchill numbers are expected to be well below zero in some places today. this cold is here. it will likely last through the weekend and today could be the worst of it. >> it's very, very cold. >> reporter: all day new yorkers bundled up against windchill temps that ranged from single digits to below zero. >> i'm kind of cold, but i don't care, man. i'm outside. i've got t
. >> this is after the sandy hook shooting? >> right. ammunition is really hard to get. so are weapons. >> you didn't raise your prices as well. >> right. we are the only gun stores i know of we didn't raise our prices and we are not going to. >> other reason came to texas we read an article about your gun range and offering free classes to a certain group of individuals. what is that group why are you doing this? >> all teachers, faculty and bus drivers they are trying to take away guns in schools. if you look back there hasn't been a single massacre that's taken place other than where chl, conceal handgun license are not allowed. >> they're not allowed in schools across the country. you are having teachers sign up for this class, bus drivers, faculty? what's what are they saying? what's their reason for signing up? >> governor perry is talking about allowing teachers to carry in schools. i don't think just having a concealed handgun license is good enough. because if they are not completely trained but it's a start. i would rather give teachers the capability of carrying instead of them taking aw
to talk about climate change. how many sandies do we need or record breaking temperatures? forests are burning in wyoming and colorado and mexico. this is a big problem and others have shown leadership on climate and i think the president joined them yesterday. >> thank you so much. >>> up next, they squared off on jeopardy and now chris matthews and robert gibbs face off again. and getting drunk here at the dublin in washington d.c. matthews versus gibbs straight ahead, plus the mayor joins the celebration. we'll be right back. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. [ male announcer ] mar
on that. we had the big sandy relief bill, $60 billion of mostly pork barrel spending, republicans blinked on that. now we have the debt kraoerblgs it looks like the president will get his way on that at least for now. i've been in washington for a longtime, 25 years covering the debt deals and the budget deals. what is frustrating about this is that the only time i can recall over the last 25 years congress has had to get serious about cutting spending and reducing the deficit is when they are at the point of this debt ceiling, and the president says we don't want to use that any more as a kind of point of emphasis, and i think that is a mistake, because what it means is we're never going to get serious about the debt unless we use the debt ceiling as that point where we make a deal to reduce the spending. martha: very distressing. matt, steve, thank you very much, guys. we'll see where this goes. we'll see you soon. >> thanks. >> thank you, martha. bill: 13 minutes before the hour and just about everyone is watching their taxes go higher. why is a famous protkpwoefrl and a pretty good on
weapons ban want us all to remember. the 26 children and teachers gunned down at the sandy hook elementary school almost six weeks ago. and these are the guns they want to get off the streets. the legislation unveiled today marks the first major test of whether the newtown, connecticut, massacre was indeed a turning point in the national debate over gun control. let's bring in our chief congressional correspondent, dana bash. dana, one senator in particular is on a personal mission to get this measure passed. >> reporter: that's right. of all of the gun control items that president obama proposed last month, earlier this month, i should say, this is going to be the toughest to pass through congress, reviving the assault weapons ban, which expired about a decade ago, almost. but it is because this particular senator is on a personal mission, based on a tragedy that happened four decades ago. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> i became mayor as a product of assassination. >> both mayor moscone and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues
recently, we're all people of sandy hook. >> yeah. oh, my, george, we do have to take a break. more with you just on other side. and later on, we're going to get you ready for the screen actor guilds awards. who's favored to take home one of these statues. erables you either leave this bloodied or with my blood on your swords. >> oh, my. if anything ever called for an oh myy it's that classic scene from "star trek." that is impressive. we're back talking with actor george takei. he's in new york, the author of the book "oh myy!" there goes the internet. you tweet such funny stuff. what's the funniest thing you tweeted or the cattiest? run us through some of those. >> you can be funny and also relevant and have a commentary on social or political situations. and one of them was when a tennessee politician tried to introduce a bill to make criminal the use of the word "gay" by teachers, which is ridiculous. it's outrageous. first of all, there is free speech in this country, the first amendment. and so this man doesn't even know our constitution. what i did was all right, if you're go
. not kidding there. >>> moving on, it's hard to believe it was october when superstorm sandy hit new jersey and new york. there are still a lot of folks who are waiting and need help. they have to make repairs, replace their homes. relief could finally be coming in the form of $50 billion in federal aid. jason carroll is on staten island right now. folks are looking to the money. fair to say, $50 billion to be voted on in the senate later today. certainly it won't deal with the frustration and anger people are having and feeling. they're just trying to get their lives back together and they haven't seen the money. >> reporter: that's because they've been waiting so long. it's been three months for so many people out here in staten island. we were in another street earlier today. right now we moved to topping street. it's the same situation everywhere we go. if you look down the street the there, that looks like a vacant lot. there used to be a house there. it was red tagged and has been condemned. people on this block are still waiting to see what their status will be, if their house will b
just came up and the bitter cold snap moving n adding more misery for struggling hurricane sandy victims. many still don't have electricity. >> we have no hot water, no heat, no electricity half the time. the generators are off and on, blowing out electronics in your house and everything. we just totally losing out as tenants. >> steve: no kidding. officials in staten island estimate 1463 people still remain displaced from their homes. maria molina joins us from the weather center. it doesn't help if you have no electricity and it is like hyped you right now here in the new york city, like 20. >> that's right. very sad, unfortunately across places in the northeast dealing with extreme cold. especially those without power and across places in the midwest. even though we're used to the cold out here, we have seen some delays or school closures across places in minute money. so that's how cold it is out there. some of these current temperatures are just incredible. 28 degrees below zero in international falls. 11 below zero in minneapolis. 8 below zero in green bay. you factor in th
. >> after snowstorm sandy. and being together and working together, republican and democrat. you asked, what i have liked to have more of in the inauguration address, it would have been the spirit that you saw with christie and obama. and i like the fact that after that, republicans, instead of being peeved at him, oh, my gosh, you helped o o eed out th guy, they liked it -- >> well, they were forced. >> i think the most important speech that chris christie has given was at the reagan library, where he talked about compromise and leadership. and he said, that's the way -- it's not complicated, how you get things done. you get things done through compromise and leadership. and compromise has been a totally dirty word inside the republican party here. >> it's strange. something's wrong. >> if you can keep that theme going, it's very important. >> does it begin anew tomorrow. wrap it up with your thoughts on the rnc meeting tomorrow. >> like i said, we want to be successful. and i feel like what you've seen out of the republicans over the last couple of days is a much smarter approach, to focus
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